The silent girl – Tess Gerritsen


A violent death: When a hand is found in an alley in Boston’s Chinatown, it is detective Jane Rizzoli who finds its owner – a woman whose throat has been slashed so deeply that her head is nearly severed. A revealing clue: Two strands of silver hair cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling discovery. This violent end had a chilling prequel. A secret better left buried? …Years earlier, a horrifying murder – suicide took place in a Chinatown restaurant, leaving five people dead. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious, beautiful martial arts master who knows a deadly secret. A secret that will kill again – unless Jane and Maura can track it down, and defeat it…

My opinion

‘The silent girl’ is part 9 in de series about Rizzoli & Isles, whom you may know from the tv-show. The only difference between the books and the tv-show is that the personal lives of Jane and Maura are totally different, which can be a bit weird when you read the books.

What I find so amazing about these books is that you can easily read them in the wrong order. They can be read in any way you want, because you won’t miss a whole lot or Tess Gerritsen fills you in just enough to follow the story.

In that way, you don’t feel like you’re missing the point and it still is a great story to read. ‘The silent girl’ is another fantastic book by Tess Gerritsen, in which she’s done a whole lot of research about the Chinese history. You’ll not only learn something about that history but it also adds to the story.

It’s not just the Chinese history that makes the story entertaining, it’s also well build up, you can solve the case together with Rizzoli & Isles and that makes for a fun reading experience.


Tess Gerritsen wrote another well-researched and exciting police thriller. Combining Chinese history with a well-build up story, ‘The silent girl’ is just a bit more unique than her other books.


The silent girl by Tess Gerritsen
Series: Rizzoli & Isles #9
Published by Bantam books
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780553825633

You can buy ‘The silent girl’ here on the Book Depository.

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